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anyone wanna boot some cigarettes to Alberta?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by bitchass, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    our new provincial budget was announced Tuesday, and as of yesturday a pack of 25 cigarettes will cost, at a minimum, $8.50. I imagine at a bar a pack should be pushing $10 now.

    i don't even smoke!

    a lot of things did go up, but i was wondering how it compared now to prices in the rest of Canada?

    vehicle registration $55 went up to almost $70

    AB Health up 30% to about $140/ quarter

    BEER! I forget how much but it went up.... but I do know that Alberta beer went down.
     
  2. Temper Tantrum

    Temper Tantrum TRIBE Member

    Anywhere between 5.75 and 6.50 depending on where you buy them..

    in Quebec anyways :)

    ~allie~
     
  3. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    i'd love to see them make a pack of ciggies $25 bucks each.
    i wonder how many people would smoke them if they had to pay a buck a cigarette ?
     
  4. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    it's $70 or $75 per year

    whuts this? our health care is 'free'

    anywhere between $18 and $21 for 12.

    didn't all albertans get a nice kickback from the gov't recently because of the massive profits from the oil companies?

    and you don't pay provincial taxes - must be nice.

    --craig
     
  5. Preroller

    Preroller TRIBE Member

    Bitchass, where abouts are you?

    I should be heading to Lake Louise withing the next month, daym, im going to bring some cartons of cigs with me!

    Dave
     
  6. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    hmm... I don't know about 'free'

    In Alberta, everyone over 18 pays for Alberta Health and it usually runs approx $35 a month. I've never lived anywhere but Alberta as an adult so I don't know how it works in other provinces.

    As for the rebates we got, that was a nice touch the last couple years. Everyone got a couple cheques for $150 (as long as you had filed your income tax) that went towards your natural gas bills. In a house with 3 or 4 adults you really ended up paying no gas fees for a few months - although I think most spent theirs on beer.

    ps. i'm in Calgary.
     
  7. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    just another reason I'm glad I got the hell out of there :p!!
    I lived there for almost 2 years...
    sorry albertans but I thought Calgary kinda sucked ass. it was so boring... nothing was ever going on (in the city anyway)!?
    I would call it "a nice place to visit... "
     
  8. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    hence the quotes. we pay for our health care through provincial sales and income taxes. no monthly bill.

    --craig
     
  9. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    well, you obviously never got to see any Canadian Mountain Kangaroos or elephant polo!
     
  10. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    good!

    smoking is lame!
     
  11. Jazz

    Jazz TRIBE Member

    Smokers are Jokers!

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